Summer’s in full swing, and what says “summer” more than the Fourth of July?

Across blogs and websites, there’s no shortage of patriotic wedding and entertaining ideas. However, much of the inspiration involves a classic touch or vintage twist. Either that’s the trend now in general, antiques and vintage, or simply a throwback with good ol’ Americana. Either way, we’re sold!

Enjoy the inspiration in faded red, white and blue. May your Fourth be full of festivities and fun, but also incredible pride in our country, its storied past, and ultimately our independence as a country.


patriotic wedding bouquet

red white and blue patriotic desserts

faded red and white wedding invitation

red, white and blue wedding

Fourth of July beauty inspiration

Photo Credits: 1 & 5 Dan Coya of Starfish Studios | Via 2 Cake photo by Amalie Orrange | Via 3 & 4 Jenna Bechtholt | Cupcake ice cream cone by HERS Bakery | Via 6 Kaysha Weiner | Via.

fresh berry baskets for the escort cards in a farm stand display

red chair and bridal bouquet

patriotic cake pops by HERS Bakery

Americana wedding inspiration

red, white and blue beauty

7 Moss + Isaac | Via 8 & 10 Kaysha Weiner | Bouquet by Florals by Jenny | Via 9 Jenna Bechtholt | Cupcake ice cream cone by HERS Bakery | Via 11 Hair by Nicole Deanne | Via.

red, white and blue streamers

vintage Fourth of July dessert table

12 Virgil Bunao | Via 13 Jenna Bechtholt | Cupcake ice cream cone by HERS Bakery | Via.


Light sand, a play on Sand (one of Pantone’s ten colors for Spring 2014), is an “amiable neutral” and a perfect color choice for a spring or summer wedding. It needn’t be associated with a beach celebration; sand works whether on the ocean or away.

The natural color is polished, elegant and versatile. Make it cool or warm. Leave a soft, lovely impression by pairing with pastels, or add depth with a bold hue; metallics are a great option, too.

Enjoy the inspiration!


sand wedding color shoes and bridesmaid dress

champagne bridesmaid dresses by Amsale

beige and sand wedding cake and stationery

Credits: 1 Photo by KT Merry | Via 2 Amsale bridesmaid dress in “Champagne,” available at Lovella Bridal | 3 Photo by onelove photography | Dresses by Amsale | Via 4 Cake by Maggie Austin Cake 5 Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz | Stationery by Good on Paper | Via.

sand and beige wedding color

muted wedding palette

sand and beige wedding color palette

6 Photo by Sandra Marusic | Lele Pyp shoes | Via 7 Photo by Jose Villa 8 Photo by Adrian Michael | Via 9 Photo by Jose Villa 10 Essie nail polish in “Sand Tropez.”

sand and beige wedding color palette

beige Jimmy Choo shoes

beige and sand wedding color palette

11 Photo by Vasia Weddings | Flowers by The Flower Factory | Via 12 Photo by Lane Dittoe | Via 13 Photo by Marianne Wilson Photography 14 Photo by Sandra Marusic | French macarons by Confiserie Sprungli | Via 15 Photo by Katie Lopez Photography | Valentino shoes | Via.


Love is in the air… and fortunately for us, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Think: glitter, florals, sweets and cocktails. YES. To please all, we’ve packed this post with our recent favorite wedding and non-wedding inspiration. There’s something here for every woman: pretty rose treats for home baking that can double as fabulous wedding favors and the perfect red nail polish and lipstick. Bouquets aren’t only for brides, and every woman needs a fabulous little red dress (or LRD). (For even more inspiration, visit last year’s post.)

Happy Valentine’s Day!


red velvet rose sandwich cookies by i am baker

beautiful Valentine's Day floral arrangement

Valentine heart cookies

pomegranite white tee fiz beverage

pink bouquet

Credits: 1 Red velvet rose cookies by i am baker 2 Photography: Brandon Kidd / Florals: Kimm from The Velvet Garden / Via 3 Photography: Papered Heart Photography / Cookies: Hands On Sweets / Via 4 Via Brit + Co. / 5 Photography: Papered Heart Photography / Bouquet: FH Weddings / Via.

balloon engagement


pink ombre cake by Sugar blog

glitter glaore

pretty pink shoes

red roses

Blush Wedding Photography / Via 7 Via Lovella Bridal 8 Essie nail polish in “lacquered up” 9 Via Sugar 10 Ainsley Rose Photography / Via 11 Via 12 Photo by Kat Braman / Via 13 Via WedLuxe.

Wtoo bridesmaid dress and MAC Russian Red lipstick

pretty pink stationery by Sideshow Press

sexy red Valentino shoes

14 Bridesmaid dress by Wtoo (available at Lovella Bridal) 15 MAC lipstick in “Russian Red” 16 Photo by Heidi of White Loft Studio / Stationery by Sideshow Press / Via 17 Gabriel Harber Photography / Via.